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  • Nursing Team

    Victoria Hegarty RVN

    Registered Equine Veterinary Nurse

    Victoria also joined our practice in October 2013.  She has previously worked as a yard manager and as a nurse at Liphook Veterinary Hospital.  Victoria works closely with the equine vets to ensure the best standards of care are given to our inpatients and is also a keen rider holding her BHS Stage 4 so also assists with lameness workups/groundwork and riding. Victoria has a degree in Equine Sports Science and qualified to become a registered veterinary nurse in February 2017. In her spare time she enjoys riding her horse, Lenny, as well as home baking and being a keen photographer.

    Freddie Herbert

    Trainee Equine Veterinary Nurse

    Freddie joined our Towcester practice as one of our customer service apprentices in June 2014, after completing her BTEC National Diploma in Animal Welfare at Moulton College. Whilst on our admin team, her role included organising the reporting of blood results, as well as booking in appointments.  Freddie has since moved onto our nursing team and is about to embark on gaining her qualifications to become a fully qualified nurse. She assists in all aspects of the daily routine at the clinic. In her spare time she enjoys running, as well as competing on her own horses.

    Jane Kang

    Trainee Equine Veterinary Technician

    Jane initially trained as a human nurse and fascinated with medical technology, later became an electronics design engineer. This step took her into customer service consultancy, however, in April 2014 she joined Towcester Equine Vets to fulfil a long-held ambition to combine her passion for horses with her love of nursing. Her experience with horses is rooted in the racing and hunting world, however now Jane and her husband own 4 polo ponies and have been members of Rugby Polo Club based at Onley since it started 15 years ago. Away from horses, Jane holds a pilot’s licence, shoots and loves working her gun dogs. Jane will predominantly be based at Onley Equine Vets.

    Otti Riganti

    Nursing technician

    Otti is originally from Florence in Italy and has been living in England now for over 4 years. He started with us in January 2017 with a variety of roles: our stallion handler and nursing assistant.  Otti has worked alongside horses for over 15 years, breaking in showjumping horses and pushing them through the levels right up until Grand Prix whilst based in Italy. He has also trained show jumpers, something he still does in his spare time. He also enjoys training in the gym and cooking— sometimes you will see his homemade tiramisu at Plum Park!

    Alison Cousins BSc (Hons) MSc 

    Nursing technician

    Ali has recently joined us here at Towcester & Onley Equine Vets as a nursing assistant. She has held a long term love for horses having owned her own horse when younger, regularly hunting and taking part in hunter trials. More recently her love of horses has taken her cattle driving in Wyoming and on 2 national game census drives / safari on horseback in South Africa.

    Ali will be spending time at both Onley and Towcester clinics and hopes to complete qualifications to become a Equine Veterinary Nurse.

    Outside of work Ali spends her time riding Nelly, walking her 2 spaniels and spending time with family & friends.

    Georgina Moses

    Nursing assistant & AI technician

    Georgina joined us in 2018 as a nursing assistant. Due to her experienced background in stud work handling stallions, broodmares and youngsters, she will be assisting the breeding team with their clients. Recently Georgina has become a qualified AI technician through ‘Stallion AI’ and has represented our business at breeding events.

    In her free time Georgina enjoys spending time with her family’s dogs and riding the horses based at her family’s stud.

    Charlie Coyle BSc (Hons) MWAVP

    Nursing assistant

    Joining us early 2019, Charlie has already completed her undergraduate degree in Equine Sports Therapy at Writtle University College before going on to complete a postgraduate diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy. Charlie is currently completing her Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy, using her knowledge of the equine anatomy to assist with her daily tasks.

    In her spare time, Charlie enjoys spending time with her Cavalier King Charles  Spaniel, Molly, as well as working on her part time physiotherapy business for canines and equines.

    Mason Brown

    Nursing technician

    Mason joined our nursing team in June 2019 as a technician to work closely alongside Otti, handling stallions and assisting the vets with their clinical cases. Mason previously studied at the Equine Academy, Moulton College and has also worked on racing yards completing usual yard duties and exercising the horses.

    He previously joined us for work experience and enjoyed himself so much he wanted to join our team! He currently owns 5 ex-racehorses which he has retrained and now competes. In his spare time he likes walking his 2 beagles, Ronnie and Reggie.

    Chloe Goddard

    Trainee Nurse

    Chloe is joining us on her placement year as a trainee nurse from her university degree. She has completed her Level 3 Extended Diploma in Equine Management & Science at Nottingham Trent Brackenhurst and is now studying Equine Veterinary Nursing at Hartpury. She will eventually become a Registered Equine Veterinary Nurse so this role will give her valuable experience to be built on and developed in the future.

    Chloe has been riding since she was 6 years old and has regularly trained and competed horses in her spare time.